One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area is Straits - a delicious Singaporian hotspot that i've enjoyed twice before this trip. Because the Straits at Santana Row was closed for renovation, Ma Soeur, Bro-in-law and i hit up its Palo Alto location on my first night in California. And oh man, was it good!! Here's a little peek at what we devoured...
We started out with some specialty cocktails of the martini variety. Bro had a mango concoction with a fun mermaid dangling on its rim, and i had a very strong lychee martini (which i sipped very. very. slowly).
For an appetizer we ordered not one, but TWO orders of Roti Prata, crisp griddled Indian flabread with a delicious yellow curry dipping sauce. YUM.
Entrees were shared family-style! For noodles, we had Mee Goreng, spicy Indian style egg noodles wok-tossed with tofu, prawns, and potatoes. This dish was my favorite! For meat (yes i had a lot of meat this weekend... see, i'm a bad vegetarian), we had Lamb Shank Korma, braised lamb in a mild white curry with potatoes and onions. The meat fell off the bone it was sooooooo good (albeit guilt-y good). For seafood, we went all out and got the Origami Seabass baked in parchment with ginger, shitake mushrooms and white wine.
All topped with the insanely fragrant coconut rice. Needless to say, we were stuffed! I plan on making a visit to Straits a must-have event for each and every one of my future visits. :)